Schools' cash cuts to hit parents
5:00AM Wednesday October 31, 2007
By Martha McKenzie-minifie

One in four Auckland schools will have their funding cut next year, and parents will be expected to make up the shortfall.

Ministry of Education figures show 118 of Auckland's 486 primary and secondary schools will get less money because of a rise in their decile rankings.

Schools are ranked from 1 (the poorest) to 10 (the richest), based on median income in the school's community.

Lower-ranked schools get more Government money.

Following the reshuffle, 94 of the region's schools will get more money. The remaining 274 schools will get the same amount.

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